Monday, 19 September 2016

Thought 330: My Favourite Pianist


Friedrich Gulda, not Glenn Gould, is my favourite pianist. His recording of The Well-Tempered Clavier is by far my favourite rendering of the Old Testament of classical piano and what I have gleaned of his 1960s Beethoven cycle is also darn fine and very quickly becoming my favourite interpretation of the New Testament of classical piano. 

I also like the fact that he composed, was a rebellious eccentric and was keen on jazz, which is one of my favourite musical genres. 

Friedrich Gulda, I salute your contribution to music.